Kinshuk Sunil

Kinshuk Sunil

Game Designer and Entreprenuer. I <3 Products

Location
New Delhi Area, India
Industry
Computer Games

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Kinshuk Sunil's Overview

Current
  • Lead (Design, Community & Business Affairs) at Hashstash
  • Head of Technology at Uberfolks
  • Steward at GameDev India
Past
  • Manager (Community & Relations) at OSSCube
  • Mad Hatter at Chronosign.com
  • Community Manager at OSSCube
  • Internship at OSSCube
  • Project Manager at Subodh
  • Management Trainee at Subodh
  • Managment Trainee at Escorts
  • Management Trainee at Helpdesk LLC
Education
  • DTEA Sr Sec School, Lodi Road, New Delhi
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Kinshuk Sunil's Summary

I have been designing Video Games since 2001. I started Hashstash Studios in 2011 to make cross-platform independent games.

I am a contributor to Mozilla Foundation, and contribute to Mozilla Firefox with Community Outreach. I am also an official Representative for Mozilla Foundation in India.

I love products and I look forward to engaging work that requires me to work with people towards defining new perspectives and new technologies.

Specialties: People-centric, Creativity, Vision, Branding, System Design, Project Management, Team-Performance Orientation, Product Architecture, New Media, Analytics, Metrics, Data Analysis

Kinshuk Sunil's Experience

Lead (Design, Community & Business Affairs)

Hashstash

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Games industry

April 2011Present (3 years 7 months) New Delhi, India

Hashstash is an independent game development studio. We make cross-platform games primarily but not limited to the mobile platform. Our portfolio includes 4 original mobile games for iOS, Android, BB10 and WP8/Win8.

At Hashstash, I take care of all Business Operations and Community Outreach Initiatives. I am responsible for Game Design - the architecture for all our products.

As the founder, I wear many hats - most prominent of them are HR, Finance, PR, Project Management.

Head of Technology

Uberfolks

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2012Present (2 years 6 months) New Delhi Area, India

Uberfolks is a one stop services shop that does web applications, mobile applications and video games for our clients. We help brands better engage with their stakeholders by taking complete care of their digital campaigns. We smartly use technology to solve troublesome business problems in an effective and efficient manner. We deliver on time, beyond expectations.

Uberfolks is a part of the Hashstash family.

Steward

GameDev India

March 2014Present (8 months) New Delhi, India

GameDev.in is the new Indie GameDev India. I continue organising BYOGs and other initiatives to promote game development in India.

Principal Consultant

FOSTERing Linux

Sole Proprietorship; 1-10 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

December 2013April 2014 (5 months) Gurgaon, India

I take care of Digital Marketing, Corporate Strategy, and Organisation Development.

Founder

Indie GameDev India

November 2008March 2014 (5 years 5 months)

Indie GameDev India is a community of independent game developers in India and works to foster the indie ecosystem in India with relation to game development and related arts.

Plan and lead community initiatives; set the direction and roadmap.

Founder & Editor

What I Say

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Online Media industry

August 2009June 2011 (1 year 11 months)

What I Say is a Products review blog. It has a team of reviewers doing consumer reviews of products and services.

Manager (Community & Relations)

OSSCube

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry

October 2009April 2011 (1 year 7 months)

Responsible for engaging open source communities across the globe;
Evangelize and Promote Open Source Tools and Technologies;
Forge Relations and Alliances for the Company;
Engage in Free & Open Source Software advocacy and the FOSS ecosystem with open source user and developer communities

Advocate, Consult and Counsel Stakeholders and 3rd Party Members on Open Source Solutions;
Synchronize the Expectations from the Company by the community with the Company's performance and road-map

Strategize and Coordinate Social Media and Online Marketing of the Organization;
Engage in Knowledge Management within the Organization;
Doing Media Interaction on behalf of the company and representing it on community platforms

Key achievements: Organization of OSI Days 2010 and a number of OSScamps and community unconferences around the year.

Mad Hatter

Chronosign.com

Privately Held; Myself Only; Computer Games industry

June 2009October 2009 (5 months)

Chronosign.com is a experimental developer garage. As mad hatter at the setup, I am responsible for all crazy and ingenious thinking we put into the test products.

Community Manager

OSSCube

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry

May 2008October 2009 (1 year 6 months)

Engage and Interact with the Open Source Community in India,
To spearhead community initiatives within the company,
Engage in Social Media Marketing, and Brand Recognition & Loyalty creation for the Company,
Contribute from and to the community and company
Organise community-driven events and to represent the company in the community;

Responsible for consistent Media and Community Exposure to the Company,
Responsible for Organising a series of Open Source Events across India, especially all OSScamps and Mozilla Camp Delhi.
Responsible for interfacing with all stakeholders - society, community, end users included, for promoting the company

Internship

OSSCube

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry

June 2007September 2007 (4 months)

As part of my internship, I was involved with building and shaping the open source community around OSSCube

Project Manager

Subodh

July 2005January 2006 (7 months)

Was Project Manager in the APPDEV (Applications Development) department of the organization, heading a team of Four Programmers. Responsible for the flagship products of the company. Required to translate Customer Requirements into Product Features and manage Client-Company Communications

Management Trainee

Subodh

May 2005July 2005 (3 months)

Project Management for a Live MIS project

Managment Trainee

Escorts

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Automotive industry

May 2004July 2004 (3 months)

Conducted a study of Worker Welfare & Safety Policies at the workplace at Escorts Farmtrac Division, Faridabad

Management Trainee

Helpdesk LLC

May 2003July 2003 (3 months)

• Undertook quality assurance for the flagship products of the company: ‘e11 Helpdesk’ and ‘Helpdesk Suite’
• Undertook the technical writing of the ‘Admin & Client Manuals’ for ‘e11 Helpdesk’ and the ‘Getting Started Guide’ for the ‘Helpdesk Suite’
• Integrated online help modules into the product
• Prepared canned product demonstrations
• Undertook Inventory Management for the concerned departments

Kinshuk Sunil's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Representative, Student Reps Regional Coordinator

      Mozilla
      • Science and Technology
      May 2011 present (3 years 6 months)

      As a Representative, I do the following:
      * represent Mozilla in India, with other ReMos
      * promote the Mozilla Project and our mission
      * build on and support existing/future local community efforts and programs
      inspire, recruit and support new contributors
      * support and mentor future Mozilla Reps

    • Scout

      Mozilla WebFWD
      • Science and Technology
      January 2011 present (3 years 10 months)

      As a Scout, I help the WebFWD program identify startups for incubation in the program.

      WebFWD is a three-month business creation program for startups around the world. The program consists of weekly training sessions & exercises, office hours with industry experts, ongoing coaching and guidance from the world's best technologists. Upon graduating, teams can qualify for follow-on funding from Mozilla.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Education
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • Mozilla

Kinshuk Sunil's Languages

  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Hindi

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Kinshuk Sunil's Projects

  • Break Out

    • February 2012 to February 2012

    A music video for Ctrl Alt Delhi's new track Break Out.

  • Circulets

    • February 2013 to May 2013

    Circulets takes the fun for families and parties to the next level by introducing two players to a competitive play on a single device. Define your own rules as you collect circulets (or not) to play. It is a game not about winning, but about who you play with.

    Awarded the Most Innovative game award at the Indie Prize Showcase (indieprize.org) during the international game developer’s conference – Casual Connect Asia 2013, Singapore, Circulets is a new kind of experience for your mobile devices.

  • Huerons

    • September 2013 to Present

    Huerons is a fresh new puzzle game for the midcore puzzle afficianados on the mobile platform. The game is currently available on iOS and Android (published by Bulkypix) and will soon be seen on other platforms.

    As part of the team, I focussed on the sound design, progression design, economy design and production of the project.

Kinshuk Sunil's Skills & Expertise

  1. Community Relations
  2. Communications Strategy
  3. Game Design
  4. Audio Mixing
  5. Music Production
  6. Screenwriter
  7. Social Media Marketing
  8. Reputation Management
  9. Brand Development
  10. Team Management
  11. Social Networking
  12. System Design
  13. Public Speaking
  14. Public Relations
  15. Strategic Communications
  16. Blogging
  17. Online Marketing
  18. Digital Marketing
  19. Game Development
  20. New Media
  21. Social Games
  22. WordPress
  23. Drupal
  24. Community Development
  25. Social Media
  26. Android
  27. Video Games
  28. Web 2.0
  29. Game Mechanics
  30. Gameplay
  31. Integrated Marketing
  32. Analytics
  33. Community Management
  34. Mobile Applications
  35. Content Strategy

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Kinshuk Sunil's Education

Shri Ram College of Commerce

Post Graduate Diploma in Global Business Operations, International Business

20062008

Grade: Masters

The PGDGBO program is a post-graduate program equivalent to an MBA in International Business. The program's main objective is to provide students with advanced practical expertise in areas such as Human Resources Management, Accounting and Finance, Trade, Transnational Marketing and Information Technology. The course adopts a multi-dimensional and multidisciplinary view of organisational objectives and in the process motivates students to appreciate the complex and rapidly changing environment.

Activities and Societies: Founder, Sambhavana (Extra Curricular Activities Cell), Active Participation in a number of inter-college events, Managed the development of the College Website in a team of three.

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

BBA (CAM), Organisational Development, Multimedia Technology

20022005

Represented the college at a number of inter-college events,
A record of academic excellence throughout...

Activities and Societies: Part of College's Quizzing Team,

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Mehta Vidyalaya, KG Marg, New Delhi

XIIth (CBSE), English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics

20002002

Passed out the XIIth CBSE Board Examination with 70.2% overall.

Activities and Societies: Best Boy Social Worker Academics Session 2000-01 Vice Preseident Science Committee 2000-01

DTEA Sr Sec School, Lodi Road, New Delhi

Xth (CBSE), Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Sanskrit

19982000

Kinshuk Sunil's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Game Design, Game Development, Open Source, Project Management, Information Management, Viral Marketing, Social Media, Reading, Music, Blogging, Wordpress, Drupal, Gaming, Game Reviews

Groups and Associations:

Indie GameDev India

Honors and Awards:

My Team was awarded the Community Building Award in recognition of our effort at OSSCube.
Topper of Global Talent Search Examination (Aug '02/Feb '03/Feb '04/Aug '04/Feb '05),
Best Boy Social Worker at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Mehta Vidyalaya for the Academic Session 2000-01.

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